* Y2K -
A Year To Remember *
The Year 2000 was supposed to be
remembered as the year that the Y2K bug brought all the computers
to a grinding halt. It was a dud. Nothing happened. The New Year brought
no outages and little excitement. That is unless you consider what
happened ten months later, when the Brookline Knight's Midget team
capped off a spectacular comeback season with a double-overtime 48-46
win in the WPSYFL championship.
For those who remember the
turmoil of the 1999 season, the Knight's 2000 season was the year that
nearly never happened. The Knight's organization was struggling to find
membership in a league and it looked like the season, and possibly the
entire program would come to an abrupt and inglorious end.
Then came Y2K, and as everything
was supposed to come crashing down, the Knight's fortunes took a turn for
the better. Joe Nicholas secured acceptance into the WPSYFL and the
season was on. The Knight's were back, and if anything was going to come
crashing down, it was going to be the opposition.
Armed with a talented group of
young players, Coaches Joe and Brian led the Midget team to an 8-1
record and their fourth championship in five seasons. It was
a triumph of the wills for Knights President Joe Nicholas and Vice-President
Eugene Giegucz, who never lost hope and worked tirelessly to salvage the
program during the darkest days of the previous year.
The year 2000 was a magical season
for the Knights, one to always remember.
One final note, this was the final
season for the Taylor Family. After seven years, Coach Earl, Carol the
photographer, and their talented son E.J. said their goodbyes at the
season-ending banquet. The entire Knights organization will miss
Without further ado, we present
the 2000 Knights Website as it appeared at the time. The Midgets were the
Champions of their conference, but this was the season that the entire
Knight's organization triumphed.
proclaimed "Brookline Knights Day"
City of Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh City Council.
The Brookline Knights -
2000 WPSYFL Midget Champions!